Like many occupations, a career in agriculture evolves with experience. Up close, hands on, real life experience that builds student appreciation and knowledge in a field of study. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) is providing just that through a one-of-a-kind Feedlot Management Internship Program.
The internship prepares students to meet a growing need for trained, responsible feedlot managers. And interestingly, many of the enrolled students are women. In an upcoming episode of I Am Angus, a documentary series produced by the American Angus Association®, five young women from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are featured in a discussion about future leaders in the cattle industry.
“The business of producing beef requires a number of steps – from the ranch to the retailer, and everywhere in between,” says Galen Erickson, UNL animal science professor. “And we need talented people involved to provide a quality product for consumers. That’s why young people are fundamental to this industry.”
I Am Angus airs at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central) next Monday, Dec. 3 on RFD-TV. University of Nebraska–Lincoln students involved in the Feedlot Management Internship Program and featured on I Am Angus are: Stephanie Moore, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Caitlin Swartz, Winchester, Ky.; Kaylee Reedy, Maryville, Mo.; Meredith Bremer, St. Edward, Neb.; and Feedlot Internship Recruiter Kari Gillespie, Kevin, MT.
I Am Angus focuses on the heart of the Angus cattle business — its people, their heritage and why they are involved in agriculture. The hour-long documentary series explores each corner of the beef industry, Angus heritage, and how animal agriculture meets the challenge of feeding a growing population.
Sponsored by the Angus Foundation, I Am Angus broadcasts on RFD-TV. The channel is distributed by more than 625 cable operators, and can be found on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231. Check local listings for more information.